This team is lifeless.
Simply put, there is absolutely no light at the end of the tunnel for this team, except for maybe Andrew Luck.
This loss was different simply because it happened at home. Sure, the Colts have been blown out a couple of times already this year, but those were on the road. They lost big at Houston and at New Orleans. The team has never lost like this at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The effort on both sides of the ball wasn't there against the Falcons. It was almost as if the team was defeated before the game even started.
Maybe the team wants Luck. Maybe the players really are putting forward their best effort (highly doubtful). Or maybe these players simply don't care anymore.
Who knows? It could be all three.
As embarrassing as the loss on Sunday Night Football to the Saints was, this loss feels even worse because it was on the Colts' turf.
So much for "Defend this House" today.
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